There are different kinds of towing
- Flatbed tow trucks- this are the most common tow trucks it has an empty bed with a long flat top
- Integrated tow trucks – this are tow trucks that are usually used for heavy duty vehicles
- Hook and chain to trucks – Usually used for towing junked and wrecked vehicles
- Wheel – lift tow truck – it is like hook and chain but doesn’t use a chain hook to avoid damages to vehicles
Why should we know different kinds of tow trucks? And what are the right tow trucks to use? There are reported crashes of tow trucks due to not knowing what is the right truck to use for a certain vehicle because knowing a weight of the vehicle to be rescued needs to be considered for safety. Only some can handle too much load.
There are a lot of things to consider
- Towing capacity
- Curb weight
- Wheel base
- Drive system
- Tow packages
- Chassis design
That is why it is really important to research for a reliable towing company that provides you a very honest and quality service not only for the safety of our vehicles but for our as well. A towing company that would address our needs so quickly and whom we can trust and also offers other services that we would need so it would be an easy and hassle free experience for us because having a breakdown is already stressful enough.